Fix Flutter web loading time with a loading spinner

In addition to mobile applications Flutter has introduced web support, which generates web content rendered using the standard web technology stack: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This way, you can compile existing Flutter code written in Dart into a web project that can be embedded in the browser and deployed to any web server.

At the moment of writing this post (December 2020) a lot of standard mobile Flutter libraries have already added web support, extending the functionality that we already know for mobile apps, now for web applications. (It also features desktop apps, but that’s a completely different topic to speak about)

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Fix Flutter web loading time with a loading spinner

Google's Flutter 1.20 stable announced with new features - Navoki

Flutter Google cross-platform UI framework has released a new version 1.20 stable.

Flutter is Google’s UI framework to make apps for Android, iOS, Web, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Fuchsia OS. Since the last 2 years, the flutter Framework has already achieved popularity among mobile developers to develop Android and iOS apps. In the last few releases, Flutter also added the support of making web applications and desktop applications.

Last month they introduced the support of the Linux desktop app that can be distributed through Canonical Snap Store(Snapcraft), this enables the developers to publish there Linux desktop app for their users and publish on Snap Store.  If you want to learn how to Publish Flutter Desktop app in Snap Store that here is the tutorial.

Flutter 1.20 Framework is built on Google’s made Dart programming language that is a cross-platform language providing native performance, new UI widgets, and other more features for the developer usage.

Here are the few key points of this release:

Performance improvements for Flutter and Dart

In this release, they have got multiple performance improvements in the Dart language itself. A new improvement is to reduce the app size in the release versions of the app. Another performance improvement is to reduce junk in the display of app animation by using the warm-up phase.

sksl_warm-up

If your app is junk information during the first run then the Skia Shading Language shader provides for pre-compilation as part of your app’s build. This can speed it up by more than 2x.

Added a better support of mouse cursors for web and desktop flutter app,. Now many widgets will show cursor on top of them or you can specify the type of supported cursor you want.

Autofill for mobile text fields

Autofill was already supported in native applications now its been added to the Flutter SDK. Now prefilled information stored by your OS can be used for autofill in the application. This feature will be available soon on the flutter web.

flutter_autofill

A new widget for interaction

InteractiveViewer is a new widget design for common interactions in your app like pan, zoom drag and drop for resizing the widget. Informations on this you can check more on this API documentation where you can try this widget on the DartPad. In this release, drag-drop has more features added like you can know precisely where the drop happened and get the position.

Updated Material Slider, RangeSlider, TimePicker, and DatePicker

In this new release, there are many pre-existing widgets that were updated to match the latest material guidelines, these updates include better interaction with Slider and RangeSliderDatePicker with support for date range and time picker with the new style.

flutter_DatePicker

New pubspec.yaml format

Other than these widget updates there is some update within the project also like in pubspec.yaml file format. If you are a flutter plugin publisher then your old pubspec.yaml  is no longer supported to publish a plugin as the older format does not specify for which platform plugin you are making. All existing plugin will continue to work with flutter apps but you should make a plugin update as soon as possible.

Preview of embedded Dart DevTools in Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio code flutter extension got an update in this release. You get a preview of new features where you can analyze that Dev tools in your coding workspace. Enable this feature in your vs code by _dart.previewEmbeddedDevTools_setting. Dart DevTools menu you can choose your favorite page embed on your code workspace.

Network tracking

The updated the Dev tools comes with the network page that enables network profiling. You can track the timings and other information like status and content type of your** network calls** within your app. You can also monitor gRPC traffic.

Generate type-safe platform channels for platform interop

Pigeon is a command-line tool that will generate types of safe platform channels without adding additional dependencies. With this instead of manually matching method strings on platform channel and serializing arguments, you can invoke native class and pass nonprimitive data objects by directly calling the Dartmethod.

There is still a long list of updates in the new version of Flutter 1.2 that we cannot cover in this blog. You can get more details you can visit the official site to know more. Also, you can subscribe to the Navoki newsletter to get updates on these features and upcoming new updates and lessons. In upcoming new versions, we might see more new features and improvements.

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Terry  Tremblay

Terry Tremblay

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What is Flutter and why you should learn it?

Flutter is an open-source UI toolkit for mobile developers, so they can use it to build native-looking** Android and iOS** applications from the same code base for both platforms. Flutter is also working to make Flutter apps for Web, PWA (progressive Web-App) and Desktop platform (Windows,macOS,Linux).

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Flutter was officially released in December 2018. Since then, it has gone a much stronger flutter community.

There has been much increase in flutter developers, flutter packages, youtube tutorials, blogs, flutter examples apps, official and private events, and more. Flutter is now on top software repos based and trending on GitHub.

Flutter meaning?

What is Flutter? this question comes to many new developer’s mind.

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Flutter means flying wings quickly, and lightly but obviously, this doesn’t apply in our SDK.

So Flutter was one of the companies that were acquired by **Google **for around $40 million. That company was based on providing gesture detection and recognition from a standard webcam. But later when the Flutter was going to release in alpha version for developer it’s name was Sky, but since Google already owned Flutter name, so they rename it to Flutter.

Where Flutter is used?

Flutter is used in many startup companies nowadays, and even some MNCs are also adopting Flutter as a mobile development framework. Many top famous companies are using their apps in Flutter. Some of them here are

Dream11

Dream11

NuBank

NuBank

Reflectly app

Reflectly app

Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios

and many more other apps. Mobile development companies also adopted Flutter as a service for their clients. Even I was one of them who developed flutter apps as a freelancer and later as an IT company for mobile apps.

Flutter as a service

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Adobe XD plugin for Flutter with CodePen Tutorial

Recently Adobe XD releases a new version of the plugin that you can use to export designs directly into flutter widgets or screens. Yes, you read it right, now you can make and export your favorite design in Adobe XD and export all the design in the widget form or as a full-screen design, this can save you a lot of time required in designing.

What we will do?
I will make a simple design of a dialogue box with a card design with text over it as shown below. After you complete this exercise you can experiment with the UI. You can make your own components or import UI kits available with the Adobe XD.

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Gordon  Murray

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A Workaround to Flutter Web SEO Issue

Flutter Web has a big problem.

You like Flutter, but then you know that Flutter is not well optimized and has some problems with SEO.

Check this out! I’ll give a few tricks to solve this problem.

So what’s the problem?

For Web Flutter, use the canvas tag! The canvas is a tag used for drawing; it is a really powerful tag. It lets you achieve goals that otherwise are impossible - like complex animations, new ways of interacting with data, etc… ways that are not possible with the standard HTML, CSS, JS at all.

So what’s the problem? All seems good, right?

No bro! The problem is that the search engine has no way to understand how your content is made since it only understands textual content.

No Flutter?

Flutter is a great SDK. It saves you a ton of time, so I don’t see why you should use it anymore, I mean, yes, it has this problem, but we can find some workaround to this issue.

Before they solve this problem (it may take a lot of time), let me tell you a workaround.

The Workaround

I would say that when you want to develop for the web, you should take into consideration the project that you want to create!

If you want to create an article-based website like priiimo.com, then you can split your website into 2 parts - the part that will show the articles to serve it with Node, PHP, or other ways, and the hidden part that needs the authorization to do it with Flutter. All the complex part that, for example, contains the management of users, analytics, etc.

What do you think? I’ll give you another Idea. For example, you use Flutter to create a sort of CMS that will generate HTML pages.

In this way, your content will be visible by search engines without problems.

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Brain  Crist

Brain Crist

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Flutter Quick Tips & Tricks

Here you will see some quick Flutter Coding Tips & Tricks.

Let’s start…

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Flutter Tips & Tricks

Dismiss Keyboard

To dismiss Keyboard, we have to set focus on a different node as shown in the example below using the Gesture Detector.

dismissKeyboard(BuildContext context) {
   FocusScope.of(context).requestFocus(new FocusNode());
 }

 Widget body1() {
   return GestureDetector(
     behavior: HitTestBehavior.opaque,
     onTap: () {
       _dismissKeyboard(context);
     },
     child: Container(
       color: Colors.white,
       child: Column(
         children: <Widget>[
           TextField(),
         ],
       ),
     ),
   );
 }

Color in Different ways

Color the background of a widget using opacity in different ways.

You can give RGB colors with opacity or Hex color with opacity.

Widget body2() {
    return  Container(
       color: Color.fromRGBO(0, 0, 0, 0.5),
    );
    return  Container(
      color: Color(0xFF4286f4),
    );
    return  Container(
      color: Color(0xFF4286f4).withOpacity(0.5),
    );
    return Container(
      color: Color(0xFF4286f4),
    );
  }

Rounded Container

Widget body4() {
    return Container(
      height: 40.0,
      padding: EdgeInsets.all(20.0),
      margin: EdgeInsets.all(30.0),
      decoration: BoxDecoration(
        color: Colors.green,
        borderRadius: BorderRadius.all(
          Radius.circular(5.0),
        ),
      ),
    );
  }

Container with Rounded Image

Widget body5() {
   return Container(
     width: 250.0,
     height: 300.0,
     padding: EdgeInsets.all(20.0),
     margin: EdgeInsets.all(30.0),
     decoration: BoxDecoration(
       color: Colors.green,
       borderRadius: BorderRadius.circular(50.0),
       image: DecorationImage(image: NetworkImage(imgUrl), fit: BoxFit.fill),
     ),
   );
 }

Rounded Image Using ClipOval

Widget body6() {
    return ClipOval(
      child: Image.network(
        imgUrl,
        fit: BoxFit.fill,
        width: 190.0,
        height: 190.0,
      ),
    );
  }

Rounded Image using CircularAvatar

Widget body7() {
   return Container(
     height: 300,
     width: 200,
     child: CircleAvatar(
       radius: 100.0,
       backgroundImage: NetworkImage(
         imgUrl,
       ),
     ),
   );
 }

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